Today’s post is a Special Request post for Andy, and many other readers, who have asked, “Should I go to a graduate student conference?” The answer is, yes, once. And after that, no. The lines that “count” on your cv for tenure track jobs are … [Read more...] about Should I Go To Graduate Student Conferences?
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I thought I’d take a moment and write a brief post on what working with me actually entails, for the benefit of anyone who has been contemplating it. I know that reaching out for help in your career can feel awkward and kind of scary, and so I want … [Read more...] about What’s It Like to Work With The Professor? Information for the Curious
This guest post is by a client who is a 2012 Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literature. She wrote last week to tell me of her success in scoring a top-ranked multi-year fellowship. In the email she alluded to a catastrophic skype interview. … [Read more...] about Many Joys of the Videoconference Interview (A Guest Post)
"Karen is hilarious and gives excellent advice" ~ US workshop participant Kel Weinhold and I regularly speak on university campuses and at disciplinary association meetings. For bio and promotional photos please see here. *Of course, during … [Read more...] about University Workshops
Today's post is a Special Request Post for Cynthia, who wishes to know how she should deal with an invitation from a search committee member to meet and “chat” informally at an upcoming conference. These invitations are evil. Search committees … [Read more...] about Dealing With the Informal Conference “Chat”
(This post is an update of an earlier post, "How Not To Fuck Up Your Conference Interview." ) You have submitted your cover letter, your c.v., and your recommendations. And lo! You've been long short-listed, and invited for a conference interview! … [Read more...] about On To The Conference Interview!
(Monday Post Category: Getting You Into and Out of Graduate School) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Today's post is an excerpt from "Taming The Academic Job Market: The Professor's Guide." The Guide is on sale in The … [Read more...] about How Not to F**k Up Your Conference Interview
Tuesdays I will occasionally feature "How-To(sday)" posts, short guides to certain genres of academic writing. I'm happy to take requests for these. Just email me at email@example.com. Today we look at the paper/conference … [Read more...] about How-To(sday): How to Write a Paper or Conference Proposal Abstract
You all know that the book proposal is the cornerstone to a successful tenure track career in most areas of the humanities and social sciences. Sure, some parts of psychology and economics and other fields are not book-based, but basically, the law … [Read more...] about How To Write A Book Proposal
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